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Timber Lake Playhouse – 2017 Season

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8215 Black Oak Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2035

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MARY POPPINS

June 1-11, 2017
Everyone’s favorite nanny takes the stage in this practically perfect, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances.
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. You
ng Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic, common sense and some memorable adventures, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft.

ALL AUDIENCES; approx 2.5 hours with intermission



AH, WILDERNESS!

June 15-24, 2017
Eugene O’Neill’s romantic coming-of-age comedy introduces us to the charming Miller family of seaside Connecticut. Among the generations is seventeen-year-old-son Richard, a young man feeling the rushes of desire and rebellion and dreaming of his life ahead. Relive the moments of youth when everything seems possible as the Millers celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in this valentine to the soul of the American family–a family of another time, with all the shenanigans, smiles and poignant memories that go with it. Chuck Smith (Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years) returns to direct this American masterpiece.
“A breath of fresh air…A miracle of sense and sensibility….Vividly alive.”- New York Post

Mild Adult themes; Approx 2.5 hours plus intermission



EVITA
June 29-July 9, 2017
Told through Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice’s beloved score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, EVITA creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as Argentina’s mEVITA_Logoost famous First Lady, herself. Eva Peron’s legendary rise to power is the is the subject of this dynamic musical masterpiece. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a starlet at twenty-two, the president’s mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at thirty-three. Evita, “saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military,” has compelled audiences in this musical that’s become a classic since its premier.

Some Adult Themes; Approx 2:15


SCAPINO!

July 13-22, 2017
The play takes place around a dockside cafe in 1970s Naples, Italy, where the leading character, Scapino, devises a complex plot to help two pairs of lovers fight against parental

opposition that, it turns out, may not actually exist. Scapino is a rapscallion, a fast-talking, quick-thinking scamp who cleverly manipulates and cajoles everyone into doing what Scapino intends them to do. Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale have created a non-stop comedy with slapstick, acrobatics and burlesque, and although ”Scapino” is not a musical, it is punctuated with songs that give the evening a zany and magical feel.

Some bawdy comedy; Approx 2 hours


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
CAROUSEL

July 27-August 6, 2017
Time magazine called Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel the best musical of the 20th century. Carousel LogoExperience the show that has captivated audiences around the world with its powerful story of Julie, an innocent, young millworker, and Billy, the swaggering carousel barker she falls in love with.  Losing his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant, Billy, desperate to provide a decent life for his family, is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. 15 years later, Billy is given one final chance for redemption by delivering hope to the lonely, teenage daughter he never knew. Featuring songs like “If I Loved You,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “June is Busting Out All Over,” and some of the greatest dances ever created for the stage, it’s easy to see why, of all the shows they created, Carousel was Rodgers & Hammerstein’s personal favorite.

Some adult themes; Approx 2:30


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

August 10-20, 2017
Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, andLittle Shop Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular musical comedies in the world. From its first performance in Manhattan’s East Village 35 years ago, Little Shop … continued to grow, taking over LA, London, Japan, Peoria, Hollywood, Sweden, Bulgaria, Broadway and theatres across the nation.
Based on Roger Corman’s super fast, super creepy, super cult hit film, Little Shop of Horrors is the story of Seymour Krelborn, a lovesick clerk in Mushnik’s Skid Row Florist. He stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his beloved, ditzy coworker. Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and appetite, and he must choose between love, fame and saving the world.

Comedic violence, mild language; 2:00 plus intermission



June 2017

Bird Walk at Ingersoll Wetlands
April 8th & 2nd Saturday of each month

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Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge are holding a bird walk on April 8th from 9am-11am.

The walks take place the 2nd Saturday of each month April – October. Participants will meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Ingersoll Wetland Learning Center located on Riverview Rd between Thomson & Savanna. Registration is required so call the Refuge office at 815-273-2732 to make your reservation and for more information them on Facebook.


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Mount Carroll’s Farmer’s Market
PO Box 94
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2255

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Saturday Mornings

May – October 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fresh produce, baked goods, plants, hand-made crafts etc.


map-buttonLanark Farmer’s Market
240 West Claremont Street
Lanark, Illinois 61046
815-541-0557

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Tuesday Afternoons

Starts June 7th – October 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Fresh produce, demos, classes, music, food, arts and crafts, kids events and more family fun.


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Mount Carroll Cruise Night
PO Box 94
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2255

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June 17, 2017 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Now in our tenth year! Come to historic downtown Mount Carroll for a blast from the past. No classes or judging, just food, music, and lots of classic cars.


Lanark’s Old Settler’s Days
200 West Claremont Street
Lanark, Illinois 61046
815-297-5088

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Friday, June 23rd, Saturday June 24th, and Sunday June 25th

Lanark’s Annual Celebration! There is entertainment for everyone! Come enjoy the family fun!


More Coming Soon

Check Carroll County IL Tourism and What’s Happening Carroll County IL on Facebook for up-to-date events.

 


May 2017

PUMP BOYS & DINETTESBuy Tickets Here
@ Timber Lake Playhouse

May 5-7 & 12-14

The ‘Pump Boys’ sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the ‘Dinettes’, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway.


CHARLOTTE’S WEB – Timber Lake PlayhouseBuy Tickets Here
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Tuesday May 9 – Friday May 12 at 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling theatrical presentation. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will enchant audiences.
Tickets are $6.00 with a complimentary chaperone ticket for each 10 students.


Mount Carroll Sesquicentennial Tea Party

Sun, May 7, 1:30pm – 5:00pm

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Friends of the Mount Carroll District Library Sesquicentennial Tea Party Tea & coffee served with delectable finger sandwiches & delicious desserts Doors open at 1:30 Program at 2:00 Laura Keyes portrays Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Guests are encouraged to honor the Mount Carroll Sesquicentennial by wearing historic/vintage clothing

Tickets available at the Mount Carroll Library
Sponsor a Table for Four: $40.00
Individual Tickets: $10.00 per person
815-244-1751
The event will be held at the Mount Carroll Community House
101 N. Main

Tea cup treasures and heirloom crafts sale
All proceeds will be used to benefit the Library’s programming & restoration.


Bird Walk at Ingersoll Wetlands

May 13th & 2nd Saturday of each month

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Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge are holding a bird walk on April 8th from 9am-11am.

The walks take place the 2nd Saturday of each month April – October. Participants will meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Ingersoll Wetland Learning Center located on Riverview Rd between Thomson & Savanna. Registration is required so call the Refuge office at 815-273-2732 to make your reservation and for more information them on Facebook.


An Evening with Neil Diamond and ElvisBuy Tickets Here
@ Timber Lake Playhouse

Saturday, May 20 at 7:00 pm

Experience the electricity and excitement in concert with the two original American Idols!! See the Legends of Love and Rock in a dynamic performance of the hits of Neil Diamond and Elvis Presley featuring Premier Tribute Artist Steve Richards!
Cash bar opens at 6:30. Tickets are $20.


Mount Carroll’s Farmer’s Market
PO Box 94
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2255

Saturday Mornings
May – October 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Fresh produce, baked goods, plants, hand-made crafts etc.


Big River Fest
Savanna, IL

May 20 & 21

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Big River Fest in Down Town Savanna on the Mississippi River! Two full days of Music, Film, Arts and Antiques!!!

MUSIC: The Iron Horse Festival is an entire weekend of live music, from rock to country with 15 bands on four stages! Andy Ross headlines the bill as he shoots a new music video and an episode for his new American Rebel TV Show. Other bands include country stars Orchard Fire, Lucky Tubb, The Gingers, Classical Blast, Jerry Wells, Cal Stage Band, Dirt Road Rockers, Stone Cold Moonshine, Battle of the Band winners Alborn Theory, up-and-coming country star Jacob Brice, and Daniel Stratman. Weekend Wristband: $10

FILM: Executive Producer Andrew Meyer will be screening two films he produced; Fried Green Tomatoes and The Breakfast Club. These screenings will be played at the Savanna Times Theatre and Mr. Meyer will be available for Q&A, meet and greet, and autographs after each screening. Tickets: $10.

ANTIQUE and ARTS FESTIVAL: TV celebrity and antique icon Frank Fritz will be attending this festival along with hundreds of vendors from antiques, crafts, repurposed items, and art. Admission is just $5!

The BIG RIVER RUN/WALK 5K: Save the VFWs, will kick off the festival at 10 am on Saturday, May 20. Entry fee is just $25 for an amazing T-shirt and $5 from every entry goes to VFWs in need in the tri-state area! Prizes for the top three finishers in this fun run/walk. Entry forms available at Vintage Radio gor by emailing wqudvintageradio@gmail.com.

The Savanna VFW 50/50 Raffle! Get tickets for $2 as the grand prize is already pushing towards $10,000 for the winner and another $10,000 to be split by the Savanna VFW, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and JDRF. Drawing will be at 3 pm on Sunday to wrap up the festival. Tickets are on sale at Sullivan’s Foods stores in Morrison, Savanna, Princeton (Illinois), Kewanee, and Stockton; the Savanna Station, participating Savanna businesses including the Block that Rocks on Main Street and at the Vintage Radio Station in Erie. Stay tuned for participating VFWs who will also be selling tickets.

** Proceeds will be benefiting St. Judes Children’s Hospital, Juvenile Diabetes Research (JDRF) and the Savanna VFW**


Mount Carroll’s Mayfest
PO Box 94
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2255

Memorial Day Weekend May 26th, 27th, and 28th 2017

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Join us for MayFest!

Music, arts & crafts, etc..



Two Carroll County Events Happening Soon!!!

Saturday, August 27th 2016 in Mount Carroll, Illinois
Brick Street Saturday Mount Carroll Illinois

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Saturday, September 10th 2016 Chadwick Illinois

Chadwick’s Fall Festival

A fun day filled with family-orientated activities.
The day will start at 9:00 am with a tractor drive (pre-registration required, (Call 815-499-2218). Craft/Vendor booths (10:00am – ??)

Lion’s Club Pork Chop Barbecue & Bake Sale (11:00am – 2:00 pm at the fire station)

Various food booths, kids games, bouncy houses, kid’s water fights sponsored by the Chadwick Fire Dept.

Dunk tank, kids pedal tractor pull at 3:00 pm sponsored by the Young Farmers.

Face painting, pick up a duck tank, rope making, corn shelling and making mini hay bale demonstrations, musical entertainment and much more.

Come one, come all to Chadwick’s main street for all the festivities.

 

The Inn at Molly’s

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The Inn at Molly’s
110 West Market Street
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-906-0052

www.mollysmountcarroll.com

Relax in small-town comfort in charming downtown Mount Carroll.  Our historic, restored 1865 building features two 600 square-foot suites, combining rural charm with contemporary amenities and style. Guests will find fresh fruit, yogurt, home-made granola, coffee and tea, as well as fruit juice in the kitchen. Spend the day exploring the historic buildings and architecture of Mount Carroll, antiques, and the beautiful pastoral landscape of the driftless area. Then, come home to cocktails and a delicious meal downstairs at Molly’s.

Please note: our suites in this historic building are located on the second floor, accessible by stairs only.

Streetside Suite
Get away from the everyday and relax in this spacious sun-flooded suite overlooking Mount Carrol’s historic, brick Market Street. Featuring a queen-sized bed with locally-sourced hardwood slab headboard. Enjoy the large main room with kitchen and lounge area including pull-out sofa for additional guests, heavy oak kitchen table and antique chairs, natural-edged furniture made by Ryan Bess of Singular Woodworks, and restored industrial lighting by Blubulb Vintage Lighting throughout. Full bathroom with tub and shower. Our walls are adorned with paintings by local artists Dan Brinkmeier and Kate Wood, as well as large-scale black and white photographs by Michael Johnson. Free WiFi, in-room phones, and TV with DVD.

Deckside Suite
This beautiful suite includes a large private deck off the modular kitchen and dining area, with spaces that flow into each other but feel more like separate rooms. Featuring a queen-sized bed with locally sourced hardwood slab headboard. Enjoy the lounge area with full-sized pull out couch for additional guests, burr oak kitchen table and antique chairs, natural-edged furniture made by Ryan Bess of Singular Woodworks, and restored industrial lighting by Blubulb Vintage Lighting throughout. Full bathroom with tub and shower. Our walls are adorned with paintings by local artists Dan Brinkmeier and Kate Wood, as well as large-scale black and white photographs by Michael Johnson. Free WiFi, in-room phones, and TV with DVD.

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Trailside Inn & Timber Lake Special

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map-buttonTrailside Inn
21-78 Lake Carroll Blvd
Lake Carroll, Illinois 61046
815-493-8484

http://www.trailsideinc.com
tralside@aol.com

 

STAY & PLAY at Trailside Inn – Lake Carroll this Summer!

 

STAY in one of our comfortable rooms.

PLAY at our beautiful 18 hole miniature golf course.

See a wonderful PLAY at Timber Lake Playhouse.

 

Receive one overnight stay, two rounds of mini golf, and two Timber Lake Theatre tickets!

All for only $119.00

 

Terms: Available Sun,Tues, Weds & Thurs only

Performances are June 4, 2015 – Aug 23, 2015

Subject to availability.

 

Henry’s Double K

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map-buttonHenry’s Double K
834 South Jackson Street
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-0180

https://www.facebook.com/HenrysDoubleK
henry700@hotmail.com

Proprietors: James ‘Henry’ Meador and Kathy Meador

Henry’s Double K is a newer business to the area and started as a bar. We’re open 6 days a week! Since then. we have opened our upper level. We have a large room upstairs that features an additional bar and restrooms. We have live entertainment, almost every weekend, performing up there. Our upper level is also available to rent for parties, receptions, or any other events. We have hosted a large variety of things to date. We have a nice outdoor patio area. Great for getting some fresh air on those nice and sunny days. We also do live music on the patio during warmer months. Our latest venture is adding a restaurant. Food will soon be available! Lots of great things to come!

Henry’s Double K opened May 23, 2013. It’s something Henry had been thinking about for many years. When the building we are located in became available, it was the extra push he needed to get the ball rolling. This is Henry’s first venture into the bar/restaurant business. He has been farming in the Mount Carroll area most of his life. He also works in feed sales.

One thing that makes us stand out is our actual building. It was originally built as the Karyn Kupcinet Playhouse in the 1960s. It was donated to the Shimer College campus by Irv Kupcinet, in memory of his daughter Karyn. The building is amazing. It is very unique looking. All the history behind it makes it all the more interesting. I think we are also appealing to the public because we are residents of Mount Carroll ourselves. They all know us. I think our community is great at supporting their local businesses. We are family run and it creates a nice atmosphere.

We attract a large variety of customers, of all ages, and that is great! We feature live music on a regular basis. So we draw a lot of music fans. We try to get something for everyone. We do nights of acoustic music for a more relaxing atmosphere, lots of live rock. and country shows. We also feature DJs and karaoke. On a basic week night, its a little quieter. Many locals stop by after work or to unwind. It’s just a nice small town bar where people know you. In regards to out of town customers, currently we are drawing in the music lovers on weekends.

The greatest challenge of operating this business is the hours! So much more goes into it than it appears. On top of the basic bar operations, we have been fine tuning the building along the way. Right now, we are a bar and we have our entertainment and events upstairs, but we are soon approaching adding the restaurant part of our business. We keep busy! The time all this requires, on top of other jobs and family, really is the hardest part. It’s totally worth it though!

Henry grew up around the Milledgeville area and has lived in Mount Carroll for many years. Carroll County is a beautiful area. It’s just home to us. Couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. You got to love the people. In large cities, you don’t get to meet such great people or get the support that we do from our friends and neighbors.

In closing, we’d like to say thanks to everyone for a great first year! If you have not been by yet, then make sure to check us out. Entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights! Our restaurant will be coming soon and we are very excited to make it available to you! Stay tuned! Follow us on Facebook for updates and entertainment schedules!

 

Magic in Savanna

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800 Chicago Avenue
Savanna, Illinois 61074
815-273-3900
815-273-7262

http://www.magicinsavanna.com/

May 2 - 4, 2014
 Doors Open 7:00 PM Friday & Saturday (2:00 PM Sunday)
    Curtain 7:30 PM Friday & Saturday (2:30 PM Sunday)

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A Benefit for: Savanana Museum and Cultural Center

Our 7th show of its kind!

Alternating musical numbers with magic acts has proved a winning combination. There is only one chance each year to experience top professional singers and magicians from venues like Broadway, Vegas, and Hollywood, and this is it!

See classic stage magic with doves that appear and vanish in a flash. Watch objects levitate before your eyes. Experience side-splitting comedy magic with helpers from the audience (they might be your neighbors). Be transported by classically-trained voices performing your favorite songs from Broadway and the movies.

Your heart will soar, your sides will ache, and you’ll scratch your head in amazement.

Get your tickets…before they disappear!

 

Win Timber Lake Playhouse Tickets

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Enter Now to Win a Pair of Tickets from Timber Lake Playhouse!

Here’s some exciting news! We have gift certificates to give away for 12 pairs of tickets. These are valid for any performance of your choosing during the current 2014 season.

After you’ve entered your name and email address, the social sharing buttons will appear. Sharing to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Linkedin, or Google+ will post a referral link to this contest on the respective social network, if you have an account on that network. For each person that enters the contest using your referral link, you receive an additional entry into the contest.

Winners shall be automatically selected at random.
This contest will end on 05/18/2014 at 11:59 PM.

So what are you waiting for? Submit your entry now!

Auditions for Musicians and Children

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map-buttonTimber Lake Playhouse
8215 Black Oak Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2035

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info@timberlakeplayhouse.org

Timber Lake Playhouse will hold auditions for qualified musicians for their summer season on Sunday, April 27th at 2:00 pm at the theatre in Mount Carroll, Illinois. Auditions for children for the theatre’s upcoming production of Les Miserables will follow at 4:00 pm.

The 53rd summer season of Timber Lake Playhouse will include the musicals Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, Les Miserable and Shout! The Mod Musical. All musicals at Timber Lake Playhouse utilize paid area musicians. Auditions for Bass (upright & electric), Woodwinds, Percussion, Guitar, Brass and Strings will begin at 2:00 pm.

Musicians will be seen in 10 minute appointments. They should be prepared to play a selection of their choosing. They might be asked to sight read from one of the shows. For an appointment, please call the theatre at 815-244-2035. Timber Lake Playhouse is located at 8215 Black Oak Rd in Mount Carroll. Performance dates and rehearsal schedules can be found at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org/about/auditions/

Auditions for the roles of Gavroche, Young Cosette, and Young Eponine in Les Miserables will begin at 4:00 pm. The playhouse is seeking a boy aged 8-12 for Gavroche, who is a very strong singer and is comfortable on stage. Girls ages 8-10, who are strong singers and very comfortable on stage, are encouraged to audition for Young Cosette and Young Eponine.

All children should bring a song to sing in the style of the show. They may sing from the show, as well. An accompanist will be provided. These roles are not paid, but a travel stipend may be arranged. All ethnicities are encouraged to attend. Please call the theatre at 815-244-2035 to sign up for auditions.

Additional auditions for children for Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and teens and adults for Young Frankenstein will be held in May.

Performers and musicians must be available for all scheduled performances and rehearsals. More information is available at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org.

Timber Lake Playhouse programs are supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.